It's cold outside, we just got 2 feet of snow over the weekend and I really needed something to warm me up! This hit the spot. I confess, I needed the broccoli only to cool my mouth down. The soup isn't too spicy but the buffalo wings burned a little. The soup is thick and chunky, just how I like it! It's loaded with veggies and creamy and very satisfying. This would be delicious with ham added to the soup to make it a meal just by itself. It also came together very quickly, perfect for the last minute dinner.
Fiesta Corn Chowder
2 tbsp. I Can't Believe It's Not Butter
1 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 red pepper, chopped
1 tbsp. flour
1 cup salsa
1 can (14.5 oz.) chicken broth
1 can corn, drained or 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
1 can creamed corn
1 small can green chiles
1/2 cup milk, 1%
1/2 cup colby jack cheese
Melt butter in large pan on stove. Add onion, green and red pepper. Saute vegetables until onions are transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add salsa, broth, corn, creamed corn, green chiles and milk. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce to low and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in cheese the last 5 minutes.
Total calories = 1160
Yield = 6 1/2 cups
178 calories per cup
1 cup Fiesta Corn Chowder + 4 buffalo wings + broccoli = 408 calorie dinner
This is my submission to Eat at Homes Spotlight Ingredient:Corn/Cornmeal
Calories calculated from Calorieking.com, some numbers are rounded and approximate.